Waukesha, WI
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Living in Waukesha


Waukesha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 72,363 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Waukesha is the seventh largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Waukesha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waukesha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waukesha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukesha who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (11.12%), and management occupations (9.70%).

Also of interest is that Waukesha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Waukesha is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Waukesha, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Waukesha is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.55% of adults in Waukesha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waukesha in 2010 was $30,658, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,632 for a family of four. However, Waukesha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waukesha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukesha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukesha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waukesha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waukesha include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Waukesha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.